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Courses that do not have a term notation are not offered on a set rotation. The number of semester credit hours which a course carries is listed in parentheses following the course title.

OA 101 Beginning Keyboarding (3) Offered Fall, Spring. Students will learn the touch system of keyboarding and will develop accuracy, rhythm, and speed.

OA 150 Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development (1) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: OA 101, or satisfactory performance on keyboarding placement exam. Students will improve their speed and accuracy in keyboarding skills by (a) learning correct keyboarding techniques, (b) completing individualized speed and accuracy assignments, and (c) measuring personal achievement through weekly 5-minute timed writings.

OA 201 Intermediate Keyboarding (4) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: CS 101; and at least “C-” in OA 101 or 150, or satisfactory performance on keyboarding placement exam. In addition to increasing keyboarding speed and accuracy, the student will develop skill in proofreading documents and will efficiently produce business letters, reports, and tables in mailable form using Microsoft Word. Foundational document design concepts are also discussed. Meets 5 hours a week.

OA 210 Records Management (2) Offered Fall, Spring. This course covers alphabetic, subject, numeric, and geographic filing systems and methods using ARMA rules. The life cycle of a record is presented with special emphasis on records retention and charge-out procedures. Students apply the steps to processing correspondence for each filing method while completing a simulation using these systems.

OA 213 Survey of Accounting (3) Offered Fall. Students will learn a practical approach to preparing journal entries, adjusting entries, closing entries, and formal financial statements along with banking procedures and control of cash. Ten-key skills are developed.

OA 214 Survey of Accounting (3) Offered Spring. Prereq.: At least “C-” in AC 231 or OA 213. Students will learn special journals (including cash receipts, cash payments, sales, and purchases) and payroll accounting in service enterprises. Sample office situations with accounting software provide a practical approach to bookkeeping. Ten-key skills are developed.

OA 221 Anatomical Terminology I (3) Offered Fall, Spring. The student will demonstrate basic knowledge of biology and its terminology as it relates to the medical profession. Special emphasis is given to the spelling, pronunciation, and definition of terminology, including related pharmacological terms. Students will also learn to use combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes to identify and build new medical terms.

OA 222 Anatomical Terminology II (3) Offered Spring. Prereq.: OA 221. The students will develop a knowledge of anatomy, anatomical terminology, and understanding of the functions of the human body. Special emphasis is given to the spelling, pronunciation, and definition of terminology.

OA 226 Medical Terminology for the Office Professions (1) Offered Spring. The students will learn a basic knowledge of medical terminology limited to the practice of clinical medicine, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Special emphasis is given to the medical language commonly used in the history and physical portion of office reports and medical records.

OA 250 Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development (1) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: OA 201. Students will improve their speed and accuracy in keyboarding skills by (a) learning correct keyboarding techniques, (b) completing individualized speed and accuracy assignments, and (c) measuring personal achievement through weekly 5-minute timed writings.

OA 301 Advanced Keyboarding (4) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: BA 220, and at least “C-” in OA 201. In addition to continuing to increase keyboarding speed and accuracy, students will develop skill in proofreading documents and will learn advanced document processing skills using Microsoft Word. Students will also develop basic skills in Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook with an emphasis on integrating all Microsoft Office applications. Meets 5 hours a week.

OA 318 Office Procedures (3) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: BA 220 and any office administration or systems concentration. In this course, students develop an understanding of the principles and practices used in an office setting including work ethics, general office procedures, professional image, ergonomics, meeting planning, and travel arrangements.

OA 322 Fundamentals of Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding (3) Offered Fall. Prereq.: Sophomore or above. Students will learn foundational principles related to third-party insurance, the ICD-10-CM and CPT coding systems, and patient accounting and billing software.

OA 324 Machine Transcription for the Medical Office (4) Offered Fall. Prereq.: BA 220, OA 221, 222, 226 and medical office administration or medical office systems concentration. Students develop transcription skills by accurately transcribing a variety of medical dictation while correctly using medical terminology, AAMT transcription guidelines, and proofreading skills. Students also gain practical experience transcribing medical reports that are dictated in different accents to simulate an actual medical office environment.

OA 326 Medical Insurance and Billing (3) Offered Spring. Prereq.: At least “C-” in OA 322. Students will learn principles and practices related to government and private insurance companies on behalf of clients. In addition, students gain experience applying healthcare-based accounting and billing software to case studies.

OA 327 Diagnosis Coding (3) Offered Fall. Prereq.: At least “C-” in OA 322. Students will learn the ICD-10-CM coding system to assign diagnostic codes for diseases and conditions for optimal reimbursement for healthcare providers.

OA 329 Procedural Coding (3) Offered Fall. Prereq.: At least “C-” in OA 322. Students will apply CPT coding guidelines to report medical, surgical, and diagnostic procedures and services to insurance companies for optimal reimbursement for healthcare providers.

OA 408 Office Practicum (1) Offered Both sem., Interterm, and Summer. Prereq.: Senior office administration concentration and approval from chair of business. Students will observe and experience various office duties in an approved off-campus business for a minimum of 40 hours.

OA 411 Desktop Publishing (3) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: Credit for BA 330 or OA 201. Students gain hands-on experience using desktop publishing software to create professional business documents such as business cards, brochures, and newsletters. Additionally, students learn design principles and basic photo-editing concepts and apply those concepts to their documents.

OA 418 Office Administration (3) Offered Spring. Prereq.: Junior or senior with a four-year concentration in office, legal office, or medical office administration. Students learn effective principles to manage information, technology, and training; employment laws; and office design. Special emphasis is given to project management.

OA 424 Advanced Medical Transcription (3) Offered Spring. Prereq.: OA 324. Students transcribe a variety of specialty medical reports from actual physician dictation while improving transcription accuracy and speed. This course further prepares students to take the Association for Healthcare Document Integrity (AHDI) registration examination.

OA 428 Medical Office Practicum (1) Offered Both sem., Interterm, and Summer. Prereq.: Senior medical office administration concentration and approval from chair of business. Students will observe and experience various office duties in an approved off-campus medical office setting for a minimum of 40 hours.

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